I constantly hear folks saying the Dems want to raise taxes (an old but effective scare tactic)... but who has said that? No one. What he has said is that he'd raise taxes on the richest to the pre-Bush level, and lower taxes on the middle incomers, so that in the end total tax revenue is a wash.
Who has said he wants to spend more? No one. It's been about changing where and how we spend what we have already have.
It is on Obama's website. This is deja vu. I gave you the links on his website where he specifically said he wants to raise tax rates.
What hasn't Obama said he does not want to spend more on? He has proposed increased spending on everything from daycare to the military.
You really need to get informed on your guy. Then maybe he wouldn't be your guy, but I seriously doubt that.
dudejcb wrote:One BIG flaw to fix: giving oil companies huge tax breaks during times of record breaking profits, when we have infrastructure crumbling around us. Putting tax money into (necessary) infrastructure improvment would create local jobs, stimulate the economy (by a factor of about 7), and benefit everyone who drives a car, truck, or 18-wheeler in this country
Do you apply the same to farmers during a time of record profits? Energy, food, and other vital parts of our economy with national security implications should pay little to no taxes. I'm not for giving out money, but not taking money is a different form of subsidy that I do support. Oil is a vital national interest to the point we buy oil and dump it in tanks (aka the Strategic Oil Reserve), but we don't want to maximize the American production of this strategic commodity
I don't even understand this crumbling infrastructure nonsense. If you are talking about roads and bridges. That is just government mismanagement. I really don't know of any specific ways to improve that. They just had a big scandal in Chicago where the city was hiring construction trucks that were just sitting there doing nothing and these trucks had been previously owned by the city and sold to their cronies and then hired back from them. I may be off on some of the details, but that is part of the "cost" of infrastructure maintenance in Chicago. Maybe Obama organized that.